New Mexico Aboveground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Mexico Aboveground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Adoption of the International Fire Code (IFC): 10.25.5 New Mexico Administrative Code (NMAC)

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Aboveground storage tanks (ASTs): 20.5.101 to 20.5.105 NMAC, 20.5.109 to 20.5.112 NMAC and 20.5.115 to 20.5.125 NMAC

Definition: 20.5.101.7(A)(2) NMAC

Registration: 20.5.102.1 to 20.5.102.208 NMAC and 20.5.103.1 to 20.5.103.303 NMAC

Performance standards: 20.5.109.902 NMAC , and 20.5.109.913 to 20.5.109.915 NMAC

Secondary Containment: 20.5.109.903 NMAC, 20.5.109.904 NMAC,20.5.109.916 NMAC and 20.5.109.917 NMAC

Spill and overfill: 20.5.109.910 NMAC

Operation and maintenance: 20.5.110.1 to 20.5.110.1016 NMAC

Secondary containment: 20.5.110.1002 NMAC

Vaults: 20.5.110.1003 NMAC

Spill and overfill prevention: 20.5.110.1005 NMAC

Corrosion protection: 20.5.110.1006 NMAC

Containment sumps: 20.5.110.1007 NMAC

Walk-through inspections: 20.5.110.1008 NMAC

Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Plan: 20.5.110.1001 NMAC

Recordkeeping and reporting: 20.5.110.1015 NMAC and 20.5.110.1016 NMAC

Installer certification: 20.5.105.1 to 20.5.105.520 NMAC

Operator training: 20.5.104.1 to 20.5.104.412

Release reporting: 20.5.118.1 to 20.5.118.1803 NMAC

Financial responsibility: 20.5.117.1 to 20.5.117.1772 NMAC

Cleanup fund: 20.5.121 NMAC and 20.5.123 NMAC

Closure: 20.5.115 NMAC

Delivery prohibition: 20.5.116 NMAC

Regulatory Agencies

New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Environmental Protection Division Petroleum Storage Tank Bureau (PSTB)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6

PSTB District Offices

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. New Mexico's petroleum storage tank regulations govern both aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) and underground storage tanks ...


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New Mexico Aboveground Storage Tanks Resources

Type Title
Checklists Tank In-Service Inspection Checklist
Forms UST/AST Registration
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